College honors

The Southern Oregon University Foundation has received a study abroad annual scholarship from the Friendship Force of Southern Oregon. The organization's annual gift will provide a summer study aboard opportunity for SOU junior Christina Burns, who will travel to Oviedo, Spain to study.

Friendship Force is rooted in cultural exchange and promotes global understanding through mutual respect, cultural diversity and cultural exploration.


The following students received master's of arts in teaching from Concordia University. Graduation was held June 4 and all of the students attend class in Medford and are residents of the Rogue Valley.

Cheryl Markiewicz, Camille Schuler, Nathan Bursk, Steven Johnson, Rory Nackerud, Rick DeVos, Cody Jobanek, Matt Mohatt, Tina Ferris, Heidi Sembach, Lisa Rullman, Annamarie Noon, Mandy Mahan, Crystal Murphy, Emily Camden and Danielle Goode

Kylie Yearout of Medford, a junior at McPherson College, has qualified for the spring 2011 honorable mention roll. Students must earn a grade-point average from 3.25 to 3.54 to qualify.


Kristen G. Juveland, daughter of Valarie and Gregory Haga of Central Point, has earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in mathematics and an Oregon Teaching License from Southern Oregon University.

She was the American Association of University Women Honoree of the Education Department and graduated summa cum laude.

Her extracurricular activities include cross country 2007-10 and track and field 2008-10.

She hopes to eventually earn a master's in education from SOU and teach at the elementary school level.

Juveland is a 2007 graduate of Crater High School.


The University of Idaho has awarded scholarships and grants to the following students from Jackson County.

Jason Lee Hayes of Medford; Jody K. Zimmer of Medford; Mark Alex Nickodemus of Phoenix.


Christina Bonelli of Medford was named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H. Bonelli, a junior majoring in marketing, earned the honor by maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.65.


The following Jackson County students qualified for the 2011 spring semester dean's list at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 12 hours.

Emily Curty of Ashland; Haley Hevern of Central Point, Benjamin Heidegger of Medford and Chad Larson of Medford.


The following students from Jackson County qualified for the spring 2011 semester dean's list at Linfield College in McMinnville. To qualify, students must complete 12 credits and be in the top 10 percent of their class.

Lindsay Gehres of Applegate; Riley Morgan of Jacksonville; Anna Sours of Jacksonville; and Allison Elliott of Medford.


Nathan D. Reed, son of David and Gayle Reed of Gold Hill, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 14 from A.T Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. Reed graduated in the top 15 percent of his class. He began a family practice residency in June at Southern Illinois University, Blessing Hospital, in Quincy, Ill.

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